Today marks the culmination of a lifelong dream–my debut book is out in the world!

There aren’t words to express how thrilled I am to share it with all of you. I have so many people to thank for making this book a reality, and I’m tempted to just paste my Acknowledgments into this blog post, but that would be looong, so here’s the abbreviated version.

My agent, Elizabeth Bewley, who is the perfect partner on this publishing journey.

My editor, Allison Moore, who loved Jenny from the beginning and continually challenges me to go deeper, along with the rest of the Bloomsbury team.

My critique partners and readers: Kip Wilson, Amy Trueblood, Carla Cullen, Richelle Morgan, Kristin Smith and Beth Ellyn Summer–love you all!! Also Julie Christensen, Shelly Steig, Kyrie McCauley, and KC Karr for reading this book at various stages. Other writer friends: Krista Van Dolzer, Jamie Krakover and Julia Maranan, plus the Pitch Wars 2017 class and #the21ders debut group.

My friends and family, especially my husband, Greg. I wouldn’t be able to pursue this career without his support. Lots of others named in the Acknowledgments too. Thank you!!!

If you’ve already ordered the book, THANK YOU! If you haven’t gotten around to it yet, it’s now available at all major retailers, and you can get signed copies at The Novel Neighbor and Main Street Books.

If a purchase isn’t in your budget (or even if it is), it would also mean the world to me if you’d request the book at your local library! Here is all the information you’ll need to do so:

Author: Michelle I. Mason
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
ISBN: 9781547604081

I hope you’ll love the book as much as I do. If so, please leave a review on Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can review the book on Amazon and B&N even if you purchase it elsewhere. Reviews make a huge difference for authors, helping more readers find the book. 😍😍😍

I have several events coming up in the next two weeks.

TONIGHT, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. Central
Come in person to The Novel Neighbor* or tune in online tonight for the Your Life Has Been Delayed Launch Event! I’ll be in person at The Novel Neighbor, in virtual conversation with New York Times best selling author Debbie Rigaud. The event will be streamed live on the Novel Neighbor’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Registration is recommended. Details here.
*Located at 7905 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis MO, 63119

Thursday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Central
I’ll be chatting on Instagram with Brianna Bourne, author of You & Me at the End of the World! We’ll be talking all things YA romance, contemporary books with a speculative twist, and more. At the time of the event, sign in to Instagram and click my profile photo to view the live feed. We’re happy to chat on our own but also would love for you to bring questions!

Saturday, Sept. 18, from 1-3 p.m.
St. Louis friends, if you aren’t able to make the Novel Neighbor event tonight, I will have another in-person signing at the Barnes & Noble Ladue location on Sept. 18. The store is located at Ladue Crossing Shopping Center, 8871 Ladue Rd., Ladue, MO 63124.

Thank you once again for following my publishing journey!

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